Stress Management Training

Stress Management

We have extensive experience in the stress management area. We conduct workshops that teach people how to recognise and manage stress. We also conduct training workshops for managers that show them how to fulfil their management responsibilities for stress and fatigue in terms of the New Zealand or Australian OSH legislation.

The length of the workshop varies depending on the exact content that the client wants covered. The material covered in the Stress Proofing; Building Resilience to Pressure and Thriving on Stress often includes:

  •  Have an overview of what stress is and the different factors that cause stress
  • Acquire a series of brief practical tips for managing stress related to workloads
  • Know why people thrive under quite high levels of stress and why too little or too much stress causes people problems
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of stress in themselves and others
  • Understand the reasons for and the types of physical changes that occur in the body when the stress response is turned on
  • Know how to avoid accidentally triggering a stress and anxiety loop and have some strategies for breaking them if you already experiences them
  • Develop a ‘cue controlled relaxation response’ which enables them to reach a point where, even in very stressful situations, they can say “relax” to themselves and feel relaxed. (Participants are provided with a CD so they can practice and develop this skill)
  • Acquire strategies which are very effective for improving self confidence and managing worry

The material covered in the Management Responsibilities for Stress and Fatigue workshops often includes:

  • Understand the concept of stress and the inter action between environmental stressors and the manifestations of stress
  • Understand the ‘risks’ managers must manage in terms of the stress and fatigue related to the New Zealand or specific Australian State/Territory legislation
  • Understand the difference between managing a hazard versus managing the outcome of the hazard
  • Manage the impact of fatigue on staff
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of stress in themselves and others
  • Understand why many staff may not recognise how stressed they really are
  • Know how to assist staff who have become stressed